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21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Parish Office: 5562 2231 Fax: 5562 2230

Diocesan website:

Parish Stewardship Program 2015


Fr John Fitzgerald (Parish Priest)

Barry Wolff (Business Manager)
Leanne McElgunn (Secretary)
Brian Shanahan (Gardening/Maintenance)

Office Hours: Monday to Friday: 9.00am - 1.00pm; 1.30pm - 4.00pm



Michael Gray (St Josephs School)

Peter Morgan (Emmanuel College)
Sunday: 8.30am - 10.30am - 6.00pm
Purnim: 11.00am (Eucharist on 2nd and 4th Sundays)
(Assembly of Word with Communion on 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays)
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 10.00am (Eucharist)
Wednesday: 1.00pm (Requiem Mass: John OSullivan RIP)
Friday: 10.30am (Reconciliation)

Deaths: Margaret Egan, Joan OSullivan, Nell Shangie, John OSullivan, Nelse
Anniversaries: Gwen Te Tau, Michael Kenneally, Greg Gleeson, Clare Dunn, Mick
Earls, Nonnie Hayhoe, Tom Smith, Annie Melican, Denis Melican
Baptism Preparation: Wednesday, 9th September at 7.30pm (Gathering Space)
New Office & Refurbishment: Works will commence Tuesday, 8th September. We
ask for your patience and understanding during the process as there will be some
inconvenience to us all.
World Youth Day: An information session for potential pilgrims (18 to 35 years) to
Krakow, Poland 2016, will be held 5.30pm this Wednesday in Gathering Space.
Further information: Amanda (0427 748 867)
Diocese News: The Diocesan Website has had a make-over and Diocesan eNews is an
online newsletter available to all. See flyer for further information (Gathering Space)
Collections: Presbytery: $1,602.00
Parish: $ 1,355.50
Thank you for your support

This week: Team 4: Gerald Shanley (5561 5992)

Next week Team 5: Peter Stacey (5562 1469)

Thank you once again to all the parishioners who completed a

pledge card and a Time and Talent Sheet over the past
couple of weeks and a big thank you to our hard working
Follow-up Group. If you have not already done so, please
remember to return your card to the Parish Office.
Pledge cards are available in the Gathering Space if you
were away or missed out. Completed pledge cards may be
returned to the Parish Office. Time and Talent Sheets are
also available in the Gathering Space if you wish to volunteer
for any of the ministries within our Parish.
Program Thankyou Evening: A reminder to all parishioners who have been
involved in the Stewardship Program over the past few weeks, that a get together to
hear how the Program has gone is this Wednesday, 7.30pm (Gathering Space).

First Eucharist
Thank you to all involved in preparing the children for First
Eucharist. It is important that we, especially the parents,
continue to support the children in modelling the Christian
life for them. Id like to remind the parents of the
commitment they made during their childs formal
Fr John: Will you (the parents) continue to nourish your
own faith by regularly hearing and reflecting on the Word of God, receiving his Body
& Blood and living out the values of the Gospel?
Parents: We will
Due to 1st Eucharist the Readings of the Day have been changed:
1st Reading: Colossians 3:12-15 Gospel: Luke 9: 11-17
Migrant & Refugee Sunday: 30th August: Theme this Year: Church without
Frontiers, Mother to All. On this day we celebrate the cultural diversity of our
nation. You are invited to bring memorabilia of the country of your birth to display
over the weekend. Please bring a plate to share, perhaps a special dish from your
homeland, following the 10,30am Mass. Further details Parish Office (5562 2231)
Emmanuel College: An Evening of Inspiration: A showcase of student talent and
induction of the Inspiring Alumni. Friday 4th September, 7.30pm at Lighthouse
Theatre. Tickets $5 (available at Lighthouse Theatre)
Youth Mass: Next Sunday at 6.00pm at St Josephs. Pizza tea to follow.